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Died on 857
Yuhanna ibn Masawayh (Mesue) was one of the celebrated and most authoritative Christian doctors and educators of his time. He served a number of Caliphs of Baghdad, from al-Ma'mum to al-Mutawakkil, during whose reign Mesue died in 857 C.E. Click here for more information.
One of the most interesting documents to come to light in the past decade has been that discovered by Djebbar and Hogendijk, a substantial part of the mathematical compendium, Book of Perfection (Istikmal), written in the 11th century by Yusuf al-Mu'taman ibn Hud, a savant who ruled the Spanish king...
Died on 10 Jul, 831
Zubayda bint Abu Ja'far, the wife of Harun ar-Rashid, was the wealthiest and most powerful woman in the world of her time. She was a noblewoman of great generosity and munificence. She developed many buildings in different cities. She was known to have embarked upon a gigantic project to build servi...

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